NBA Player Prop Bets to Target on Friday 9/4/20
Player props can be useful in a variety of ways, from taking advantage of them straight up (to the tune of cold hard cash), to measure a player's potential to produce in daily fantasy basketball.
While you can use those odds in fantasy, you can also utilize our fantasy projections and a variety of other tools to help make money betting everyday player props.
For this article, we are using the odds provided at FanDuel Sportsbook to pinpoint three spots where value can be had on a player's stat line, scoring, or even shot type.
Please note that betting lines and our game projections may change throughout the day after this article is published.
LeBron James, Over 49.5 Points, Rebounds, and Assists (-120)
He averaged 27.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 10.2 assists in five games, hitting the over 49.5 PRA in three out of five games versus Portland. He triple-doubled twice in the series (Games 1 and 7) and recorded two double-doubles (Game 3 and 4). In his last three games alone, James has averaged 34.6 points, 9.3 assists, and 9.3 rebounds over 32 minutes per game.
The Rockets allow the third-most rebounds per game to opponents in the postseason (49.9), and James can undoubtedly take advantage in that department with a lack of height in Houston's lineup.
He met Houston twice in the regular season and averaged 24.5 points, 13.5 assists, and 7.0 rebounds over 36 minutes. When he plays between 30-39 minutes this season, James is totaling 25.4 points, 10.0 assists, and 8.1 rebounds. When he surpasses 40 minutes, he's averaged 35.5 points, 15.0 assists, and 12.0 rebounds. Wouldn't that LeBron be nice to see tonight?
Goran Dragic, Over 30.5 Points, Rebounds, and Assists (-106)
Goran Dragic has been on fire for the Miami Heat through six games in the postseason. He's playing some of, if not the best, basketball of his career through six contests. He's averaging 25.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists in two games versus the Bucks, and in the first round, he recorded 22.8 points, 5.0 assists, and 4.0 rebounds versus the Pacers.
He's gone over the 30.5 PRA total in five-of-six games, and it's hard to bet against him. The Bucks had Eric Bledsoe return for Game 2, but he couldn't slow Dragic down and nor could George Hill. The Bucks are allowing opponents to hit 37.8% from three (9th) and the second-highest free-throw percentage (84.1%) in the postseason.
Dragic is 10-of-11 (87.5%) from the free-throw line through two games, and he's made 44% or better of his field goal attempts in seven straight games. Dragic is averaging 18.8 field goal attempts and 7.0 three-pointers per game since the playoffs began.